Friday, June 3, 2011

Visitors from Haiti

Yesterday Felicia and I had visitors to our property from Haiti.  There were two young men that we had met through SIFAT that had forestry backgrounds and were interested in what Southern Forest Management was all about.
They enjoyed looking at our longleaf pines and how we get them started as far as site prep and prescribed fire to control competition.  They said that most of the wood in their country was made into charcoal.  They talked about how they made it.
They looked at Yellow-root that I pulled up to show them.  They had talked about plants in Haiti that were used for medicines and I told them of some of the uses of this plant.  One of these young men has a degree in biodiversity and the other a degree in agroforestry.  They were impressed at how we manage our forest to keep the water clean.
They had fun, made lots of pictures to take back to Haiti.  They said it is hotter here than in Haiti, it was a hot day, about 100 degrees.

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